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#212670 - 06/23/08 11:48 AM How was your weekend?
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I started to post this in another thread, but I figured it could use its own topic.

I was kinda hoping to get to taking pictures of my Axiom gifts and to getting the QS8s on the wall, but this weekend went differently. On Friday night, my wife requested one kid-free weekend day, so Saturday was daddy day. I took them and the dog hiking along the Potomac at a nearby park. We found some sticks on the shore and the dog had a great time swimming and cooling off. My 2.5 year-old is already a great hiker and can tough out even some moderate inclines (up and down).

After that I dropped the dog off at home instead of subjecting her to the back of a hot car for the remainder of the day. Then the kids and I ran some errands.

To make up for the mommy-free day, Sunday was a family day. We went blueberry picking at a local farm and harvested 4.5 pounds of yumminess. Kids had a blast and probably ate about a half pound along the way, so we paid for 5 pounds. (The farm actually has a self-serve payment table with a scale and a cash box. The honor system seems to work for them.)

On the way back from that, we saw that there was a brewery festival taking place just outside of town. Tickets were $25 a head, so we decided to skip it and just buy the equivalent amount of beer -- we were fresh out, after all. \:\)

Next, my wife took my son to a birthday party and I went shopping for the beer with my daughter. We went to Cost Plus and ended up with more than I planned on getting. Two six packs, three bottles of wine -- I love the selection at Cost Plus -- some cookies, and hazelnut Torani syrup for coffee.

Ice cream was sounding good right about then so we went to Wegmans next. I decided to pick up ingredients for dinner in addition to the ice cream. Chicken thighs, plain yogurt, mango salsa, shallots, corn, and asparagus.

When we got home, I poured the mango salsa, some yogurt, and chopped shallots into a bag and tossed the thighs in there to marinade. When it was time to cook, I grilled them along with the corn (using my in the husk with olive oil, salt, and chipotle recipe). We steamed the asparagus and tossed it with salt, pepper, butter, and lemon juice. We all loved it. The chicken was good, but next time I'll add a bit of lime juice to the marinade and salt and pepper it while it's on the grill. Dessert was fresh blueberries with vanilla yogurt.

That's about all I have to report. If you're still here, I commend you. \:\)
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#212672 - 06/23/08 11:59 AM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: pmbuko]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 6961
Loc: Canada
Sound like an exellent weekend. Mine was just a hang-around-the-apartment and tidy kinda weekend. Boring but restful.
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#212675 - 06/23/08 12:11 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: fredk]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/05
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Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Great weekend you had Peter!

Good timing for this thread because I had a nice weekend, too. On Saturday, my best friend and I took his boat down to Oceanside and we got in some calico bass fishing. What a way to beat the heat. It was well over a hundred degrees, but being out on the water was a treat. Nice cool breeze blowing all afternoon. We even went swimming. Nothing like jumping in the ocean a mile or so off shore to get your heart pumping. Of course we moved away from the kelp beds before we jumped in. Too much wildlife around the kelp for me. My friend said him and his dad were fishing near the same spot we were on Father's Day weekend and his dad hooked into a 120lb. thresher shark.

Yeah, that kept going through my head as I was treading water. Well, make that frantically paddling back toward the boat. It's tough work conquering your fears.

Anyway, we grilled up some fish tacos later that evening and enjoyed a few beers. A very nice day.


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#212676 - 06/23/08 12:12 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: pmbuko]
onn Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 862
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
I had a great Saturday. I had set a goal this year to be able to ride 160 KM in less than 6 hours on my road bike. I was able to do it in 5 hrs 34 mins (0545 - 1130). I was so happy I almost bought some audiobytes. The weather was beautiful in the morning. I had wanted to go on a four hour ride on Sunday but we had rain. Stayed home and became a vegetable.
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#212678 - 06/23/08 12:13 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: pmbuko]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1132
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Like most weekends - Five days too short.

This one was good, though. Spent Friday doing tricks with with liquid nitrogen for the closing ceremony of VBS at our church (they had a chemistry theme this year called Power Lab). Saturday was landscaping. Sunday after church I helped drive the youth group to a local minor league ball game - made it on the jumbo-tron doing the chicken dance!

Scott
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#212681 - 06/23/08 12:45 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: a401classic]
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Any cell phone camera footage of that?
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#212689 - 06/23/08 02:05 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: pmbuko]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
So you hit 10,000 and then start posting messages with multiple paragraphs of content?

Bren R.

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#212690 - 06/23/08 02:08 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: BrenR]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6275
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
oooOOOooo ...

tough crowd!

*pulls neckline of shirt
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#212691 - 06/23/08 02:17 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: medic8r]
BrenR Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
Well, Peter's one of a few I don't have to worry about offending with my humour... at least I don't think I do.

Bren R.

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#212692 - 06/23/08 02:24 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: BrenR]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6275
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Nah, we've got you figured out pretty well. You were the topic of my last Grand Rounds, so everybody's up to speed.

No worries!


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